Abused. Beaten. Neglected. Starved. Abandoned. Children living in fear. Children in need. Children placed into foster care. At any given day, there are over 500,000 children placed in foster care in the United States. Each of these children has suffered immeasurable hurt, unimaginative pain, and unspeakable horrors from those who were supposed to love them the most. To be sure, the life of a child in foster care has been one of great pain and tremendous suffering. For many of these children, a stable home and a loving family is all they crave, yet never truly find. More often than not, these children in care never truly recover from the emotional, physical, and psychological wounds that they suffer from. Furthermore, they are haunted daily by the various traumas they suffered before coming into care; never truly escaping from the horrors they have experienced, and never finding peace.
My wife and I have been foster parents these past 13 years to over 50 children. There have been those times when we have had up to 11 children in our home, at the same time. The past few years, we have both felt called to go even further, and help even more children in need. There are hundreds of thousands of children in foster care, and not enough homes, not enough families willing to help.
For some time now, we have had an idea for a group home for boys in foster care. With the help of local community leaders we developed a plan to make our vision a reality. We met with local and state Foster Care and Department of Family and Children officials to gain their support. This summer we created a Board of Directors and incorporated Never Too Late, Inc. in the State of Georgia. We searched for a location and found a 12 bedroom facility that is for sale where we live, in Monticello, GA. To our delight, we found that this home is absolutely perfect for what we have in mind. We applied for non-profit status from the IRS, and just last month, Never Too Late, Inc. received our 501c3 designation.
We now are seeking funds to make our dream a reality. Our immediate need is raising funds to purchase the home we found so we can turn it into the group home for boys. We are seeking private donation to purchase and renovate the home. Our goal is to raise $300,000 in the next 90 days. This will allow us to purchase the home so we can make it ready for boys by next summer. We are also applying for funding from public and private grants, but those will not be available until after the group home is open.
Now, we need your help. We feel called to help an even greater number of children in need, yet, we cannot do it without you. We need you to help these boys in need, whether it be with a financial gift to help provide a home for these boys, or by sharing this video with others that you know can help.
Please view our attached video and go to our website, http://nevertoolatefostercare.weebly.com
We need your help and support. Please consider a tax deductible donation to Never Too Late, Inc. Help us make our dream for foster care boys a reality. Won’t you help us create a home where boys in need can find a place to heal hearts, heal minds, heal bodies, and heal lives? Everyone deserves a home where they can begin to heal.